Map of the Truth Ideal

The Truth Map is both a visual and a conceptual anchor for you and your students throughout the module. It helps keep truth on students' minds and reminds them of some of central elements in the quest for truth as they think through issues.

The map includes five areas and key moves for solving puzzles of truth, briefly: clarify the issue, review the facts and uncertainties, evaluate evidence, consider different perspectives, and draw best conclusions. As a class, feel free to add specific tips and questions to any of the five areas.

These areas of thinking are specifically targeted for development in the module, and the Truth Ideal routines link to them. The map is generally introduced to students early in the unit.